Spared Ex-Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Supreme Court AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from spared former Texas death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker that questioned whether the state's use of a compounded version of the powerful sedative pentobarbital for executions would cause unconstitutional pain.
Texas, Alabama, Florida Set To Hold Executions On Same NightIf executions in Texas, Alabama and Florida are carried out Thursday as scheduled, it would mark the first time in more than eight years that three killers were put to death in the U.S. on the same day.
Gov. Abbott Weighs Texas Parole Board's Advice On Inmate's FateA condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday evening awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at the urging of his father.
Texas Parole Board Recommends Killer Be Spared From DeathThe Texas parole board on Tuesday made a rare recommendation to commute a death sentence, unanimously endorsing a "lesser penalty" for a man set to be executed this week for masterminding the killings of his mother and brother.